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Mar 29, 2013 2:30pm PDT
is part of the relationship with washington and pyongyang. it has been a vexing problem and the obama administration has had trouble engaging north korea without looking as if they've caved to threats. >> for more on the tensions i spoke to former ambassador bill richardson. he's been there on private visits and was inside the country in january. >> governor richardson, is this bluster or should the u.s. be worried? >> we should be worried. the bluster and bellicosity and the threats have never been as intense and you couple that with a new leader who appears to be manipulated and handled by the hard-line elements in the north korean military, those who don't wnat engagement. the good news is he is showing political strength, that he's tough. a lot tougher than his father. his father never engaged directly in this rhetoric to shore up his base and show despite his youth and inexperience he is in control. >> what do you think he wants from all this? what is his endgame? >> his endgame is -- to shore up his political base. two, whenever there is a new south korean leader as there is a n
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